Vegetable Agronomist – ISSD Plus Project NGO Jobs – Wageningen UR Uganda

Organisation: Wageningen
UR Uganda
Funding Source: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Vegetable
Manager
About US:
Wageningen Centre
for Development Innovation (WCDI) is the interdisciplinary and internationally
focused unit of Wageningen University & Research Centre. CDI works on
processes of innovation and change through facilitating innovation, brokering
knowledge and supporting capacity development. Wageningen UR Uganda is
implementing a 4 year ISSD Plus project funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of
the Netherlands, Kampala. The programme aims to strengthen the development of a
vibrant, pluralistic and market-oriented seed sector that is able to address
key challenges that hamper the seed sector development such as seed quality
assurance and availability of foundation seed. The project is implemented in
collaboration with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) for
public varieties and food crops and private sector for vegetable seed.
Job Summary:   The Vegetable Agronomist – ISSD Plus Project
will provide practical, technical assistance to the Vegetable component in
variety specifications, demonstrations and training.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Diploma in Agriculture from a
    reputable institution; Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture related fields is
    an added advantage;
  • Three years of experience working in Ugandan Vegetable private
    sector;
  • Hands-on experience in agronomic practices related to the use of
    advanced vegetable varieties;
  • Skills and experience in setting up professional vegetable
    demonstration plots;
  • Experience in training of trainers (TOT) and development of training
    programs;
  • Practical attitude, hands on and a practical background in vegetable
    production;
  • Willingness to travel extensively within Uganda.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their cover letters and resumes
(max.4 pages) with three referees that can testify on the candidates’
competences and skills to handle the tasks. Send to hr@issduganda.org
NB:
Please do not attach Certificates or academic credentials.
Deadline: 23rd December 2018.
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